Bordering the Brisbane River and surrounded by the suburbs of Ascot, Albion and Newstead, Hamilton is one of Brisbane's most prestigious suburbs for owner-occupiers and investors alike. Only about six kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, Hamilton is within easy reach of local landmarks like the Breakfast Creek Wharf and the Eagle Farm Racecourse, as well as the Brisbane River. The nearby racecourse comes alive during the Winter and Spring Racing Carnivals and the Racecourse Road has a large range of restaurants and cafes to choose from. Local parks, river walkways and water activities are popular all year round. The mix of houses and townhouse / units are mainly occupied by young and established families. Excellent bus services in the area make getting to and from schools located in Hamilton and the neighbouring suburbs convenient. Schools include Ascot State School, St Rita's College and St Margaret's Anglican Girls' School. For residents heading into the city, bus routes and the City Cat ferry service make the daily commute relatively convenient. Getting away for the weekend is also a possibility easy access to the Gateway Motorway for coastal day trips, and the Brisbane Domestic and International Airports for interstate and international travel. Revamping of the infrastructure around the suburb has only added to Hamilton's appeal. Like the neighbouring suburbs of Ascot, Hamilton has developed a cafe precinct, which entices both locals and visitors to the area. Local street stores and cafes supplement Toombul Shopping Centre and Westfield Chermside, which are only 10 minutes away. Chermside is home to a Megaplex, although there are also cinemas at the new Portside Wharf development. Portside also has a number of shops and restaurants, as well as a viewing platform to see the cruise boats that dock at the wharf. Hamilton has experienced very strong growth in median house prices during the past five years; however, the median house price does not reflect the diversity of pricing available within the suburb. Source: REIQ